Pursuing government forces stumbled upon a lair of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, and found the dead bodies of two NPA terrorists inside, the Army here said on Thursday.
Col. Eduardo Gubat, 603rd Infantry Brigade commander, said soldiers belonging to 63rd Reconnaissance Company discovered the NPA lair, which looked abandoned, while conducting a focused military operation in Barangay Namat Masla on Wednesday afternoon.
“The discovery of the NPA lair also led to the recovery of two cadavers whose remains are already in an advance state of decomposition, numerous propaganda materials, and makeshift huts,” Gubat said in his report to Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander.
The NPA lair had barricades and bunkers that can accommodate about 20 persons, Gubat added.
Uy said pursuit operations against the communist rebels would continue without let-up.The Communist Party of the Philippines-NPA-National Democratic Fund will be celebrating its 52nd founding anniversary this December 26. SOVEREIGNPH